Floodplain Management


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FEMA has released preliminary flood insurance rate maps that may impact your flood insurance rates. You can see if your property is affected by using our new Flood Zone Information Tool or by going directly to FEMA's map service center.

Manatee County officials are now accepting appeals for the new FEMA preliminary flood insurance rate maps. Any property owner or lessee who believes his or her property rights will be adversely affected by the proposed flood hazard determinations may submit an appeal. The appeal must contain information or data that shows the proposed flood hazard determinations are scientifically or technically incorrect.

All appeals must be submitted to Manatee County, which will review and submit the appeals to FEMA in January. The public can submit their appeals now through Dec. 31 by email to flood@mymanatee.org or by mail to 1112 Manatee Ave. W, 4th Floor, Bradenton, FL 34205.

The Floodplain Management section reviews building permit and development applications for compliance with adopted floodplain management regulations. 

On the following pages you can find information about the National Flood Insurance Program, Elevation Certificates, and Building in the Floodplain. If you have any questions not covered on these pages or the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please feel free to contact the section via phone or email. 

Flood zones are not the same as evacuation zones. Find your evacuation level.


Please contact the Flood Department for forms related to Floodplain Management processes and policies. Find information and forms related to flood elevation certificates, flood proofing certificates, and determinations.

Contact Floodplain Management

Sandy Tudor, CFM
Floodplain Section Manager
(941) 748-4501 Ext. 3843

Jessica Remkiewicz, CFM
(941) 748-4501 Ext. 3847

Melissa Papadopolous, CFM
(941) 748-4501 Ext 3835

Penny Fugate, Construction Review Specialist
(941) 748-4501 Ext 3815

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